Andreas Kirschner [Rivaz 1946-50]

Sadly, I want to inform you of the demise of a Cottonian.  I have written a short message below which could be added to the next issue. 

Kind regards,
Behram Irani
(Lefroy 1950-54)
Geneva, Switzerland.

Andreas Kirschner, younger brother of Kasper passed away in Switzerland on December 5th, 2021.

Andreas had become a dear friend of ours as he had family in Geneva.  

Andreas was a true gentleman in every way with a brilliant mind and always shared stories with us.  He had a long career with ABB in Switzerland.

Andreas and his brother Kasper arrived in Shimla without a word of English.  Soon, they took over academically and in various sports, especially swimming and won numerous prizes.  He leaves behind his daughter, son and grandchildren.

May his soul receive eternal rest.

5 thoughts on “Andreas Kirschner [Rivaz 1946-50]

  1. Ranjit K Bhandari

    We in Rivaz House had some outstanding students and Kirschner brothers were among the best, My condolences to the family. Ranjit Bhandari: RIVAZ: 1948-1951

  2. N.K.Akers

    I often heard from my elder brothers Suraj and Chand who were in school then about the amazing prowess of the Kirschner brothers in sports especially swimming.
    And indeed shown on the boards in the dining hall.

    May the departed soul rest in peace.


  3. Vijay Khurana

    The Kirschner brothers like the Murphy boys were names on those boards in the Dining Hall that you read and remembered for their frequency. You, consequently, recognised their sporting abilities. They obviously, based on Behram Irani’s brief account, made their mark in life.

    It would be useful if the OCA or others who knew them could, very kindly, post their photographs with an account of their lives. That will offer enduring memories of Cottonians who did their alma mater proud and even indicate the standard of product that the institution produced!!
    Our earnest prayers for Mr Kirschner and while the name will linger in our memories, may He take him in His arms one more of our own.
    Our condolences to the family

  4. Dr. Santokh Singh

    I remember the two brothers. They were like giants to us then little fellows. There were some very senior boys, like these two brothers & Ruskin Bond, in the Headmasters house upstairs, in 1950. They occupied one room & we the youngest ones, another room.
    They were remarkably good, both in sports & academics. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
    (I also remember B. D. Irani. Can you give me his contact please – of course with permission from him).
    Dr. Santokh Singh. Lefroy, 1950-57.


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